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Guardian Professionals Webchat: Innovating at Scale

An expert panel including Pulse Lab Manager Giulio Quaggiotto will discuss the challenges of innovating at scale.

Family Planning, Future Planning on World Population Day

In honor of World Population Day on July 11, president and CEO of IntraHealth International Pape Gaye offers his thoughts on what it’ll take to create a healthy, prosperous world population, and what

Australian Government preparing open data toolkit to guide agencies

The Australian Government is preparing an Open Data Toolkit to consolidate policies and guidance for agencies managing and sharing government data. This Toolkit will consolidate policy, guidance, case studies and technical advice on how to manage, publish and share government data more effectively and efficiently for greater benefits to the public service, industry and the broader community.

The Fundamentals of Online Open Government

Open government is about building transparency, trust, and engagement with the public. Today, with 80% of the North American public on the Internet, it is becoming increasingly clear that building open government starts online.

Maker Faire Africa comes to Jo’Burg

Maker Faire Africa was first held in Ghana in 2009, then Kenya 2010, Egypt 2011, Nigeria 2012 and now in South Africa 2014. It’s been an amazing thing to be a part of, and the best is to be there and see the local ingenuity, the practical inventions that are made by some of the smartest and scrappiest people in Africa.

Life, only moderately messed up: understanding (my own) high-functioning depression

My wife is one of the bravest people I know.
Almost six years ago, Rachel got pregnant. When we found out, she was in Colorado and I was home in western Massachusetts, and in phone calls and emails we giddily planned for the future. Five days after discovering she was pregnant, she miscarried.

APC and IFLA workshop on public access at the African Internet Governance Forum

8 July 2014

Later this week at the African Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nigeria, the APC and International Federation of Library As

A BRCK Journey

We’re about to ship our first orders of BRCKs next week, on July 17th.

What Can Mobile Do For You? A Report on How to Use Mobile in Development

This report gives a broad, general overview of the current (2014) status of mobile data collection in development. It is meant to be an entry point, and a way for readers to acquaint themselves with the possibilities of mobile data collection in technical and practical terms.

Beyond Open Data in Uganda: How Do We Make Citizen Feedback More Actionable?

Development data has become more available in recent years, but much of that data remains siloed. This is unfortunate because the results of integrating this data with other existing information could be illuminating. DevTrac is one example of an exciting open data initiative.

Basics and beyond: what drives national progress in education?

Significant progress in education has been made across the globe over the past decades. Many nations have stepped up efforts to improve their education systems, with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) focusing particular attention on completion of primary schooling and improving gender equity, and Education for All setting a broader ambitious agenda.

2014 Open Gov Awards: Citizen Engagement

Were thrilled to announce that the International Space Apps Challenge is one of several programs featured in the White House application for the Open Government Partnerships new Open Government Awards, which recognizes efforts to improve government policies and to better serve citizens through two-way engagement.

One Nurse's Best Day at Work

Spend one minute with Phylis Cherono Siele, a nurse who works in the comprehensive care unit at Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya.Phylis's happiest d
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